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word? it is wrong to care? we are against care? we are going to fight against care? i am glad obama cares. i am glad democrats care. [applause] look, if it is not democrats who are caring about somebody getting kicked around because they have a pre-existing illness, who is going to care? if democrats don't care about small businesses who cannot afford health care, who is going to care? if democrats are not the ones caring about the cost of college, who is going to care? we do care. that is one of the great things about being a democrat, a we should be very proud of that approach worked president. in that battle between focusing on the future and the other party fighting the battles of the past, we are wrong to see more of this over the next two years and it will make it easier to make that choice plane to the american people. but the time when our next together, the reelection will be up and running and will likely begin in the second quarter of the year. the president has announced in an unusual way, the reelection will not be in the washington d.c. area. he said it worked in chica
over control to the egyptain military. screen left, president obama arriving for a preplanned speech in michigan. we're told that he was watching events on board air force one very closely. and we expect to hear from him soon. screen right, we're awaiting a state department briefing with p.j. crowley. it was scheduled for 1:15 eastern time. it's now floated, but we expect it to happen soon. this crisis began back on january 26. demonstrators motivated by the ousting of tunisia's president. protesters taking to the streets to demand the resignation of mubarak. violence broke out, injuries and deaths. from there, a curfew was put in place, internet and phone service shut down. the u.s. started to pay attention. protesters and the president of egypt refusing to back down. by february 2, tensions boiled over. journalists targeted, injured, attacked, including our own greg palkot. by february 3, the u.n. estimated that 300 people had died. the protesters digging in their heels. more organized protests reported on february 8. all of that brings us to this moment. shortly after 10:00 a.m. e
obama as his motorcade step 5. his destination was this a great environmental science class of parkville middle school. -- this 8th grade science class. he went to get look at the science technology engineering and math programs. >> to been to start out by taking class's in each of four subjects from applied engineering to environmental science gradually focusing on one subject over the next couple of years. >> the president says he wants to model the programs like the one here at parkville across the nation. that is welcome news where the county school superintendent. >> this validates when we have been doing here in the baltimore county with regards to paring -- preparing students in stem education. >> first of all, the kids say hi. michelle says hi. happy valentine's day. have you guys been exchanging valentines? >> 6:00, more from the president and from some of the student team met today. by that parkville middle school, tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the president is calling for a 20 toller billion increase in education funding. -- $20 billion increase. republicans pounced calling
and author of "the violence of peace" america's wars in the age of obama, steven carter here to talk about the super bowl this morning. >> willie, what happened, man? >> it was a good game. >> the super bowls have all been good for the last six, seven years. the bears/colts one kind of stunk. packers jump out to a 21-3, looked like you could go to bed at halftime. >> did i. >> then they cut the score to four. they couldn't quite finish off the comeback. incredible run for the packers. they had to fight to get into the playoffs. they won on the road to philly, atlanta, chicago and now beating the steelers. aaron rodgers was named mvp. remember he was drafted to be brett favre's backup, stepping out of favre's long shadow and winning the most valuable player trophy last night. >> mark halperin, try to weigh this for me if you will. >> please. >> as we watch the super bowl highlights, what you think had more impact on the sporting world yesterday, the steelers losing the super bowl to this gutsy team or liverpool beating chelsea? >> a draw. >> it's a draw. >> no doubt about it. >> you saw the
are now starting to blame president obama. >> they say they will not leave until president mubarak goes. >> the entire world is watching. >> egypt pauses. protesters remain in liberty square. mubarak remains in office and uncertainty remains worldwide. >> there needs to be a transition process that begins now. >> it's almost inevitable that president mubarak is going to step down. >> who would be in charge? >> the u.s. is opening that the military will resolve this crisis. >> at the end of the day it matters what's the military say to president mubarak? >> the first allegiance is to the institution and country and not to mubarak. >> we have trained their officers, have we not? >> we have taken steps to quell the violence from yesterday. >> what will emerge during changing of the guard if the old order fails? >> white house stepping up talks with egyptian officials about forming some form of a caretaker government. >> for the first time the violence against reporters turns deadly. >> attacks on reporters are unacceptable. >> two dozen journalists have been detained over the last day or s
. >> thanks. >> president obama is also weighing in on the revolution. he reflected on the words of one protester who described the country's massive shift. >> most people have discovered in the last few days that they are worth something. >> good saturday morning to you. >> good morning. >> i understand that the u.s. is working to reassure the allies in the region. what do we know about that. >> we learned overnight that the united states has sent the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. that is admiral mike mullen to jordan and israel. who key u.s. allies in the region. israel somewhat jittery. it has been reported time and time again. after all, a 30 year peace agreement with egypt could be in jeopardy. no one is saying that is going to happen for sure. on the other hand, no one is really certain how the process towards democracy, the free and fair elections that president obama called for in his appearance yesterday, how that is all going to play out. and mullen is there in a sense to reassure israel as he is with jordan. jordan had their share of unrest although very minor in com
on this accident, we will advise you. >> talks are underway between the obama administration and top egyptian officials for a possible immediate resignation of president hosni mubarak. this is demonstrators blood cairo's main square -- flood the main square. sally kidd has the latest. >> anti-mubarak demonstrators called this the day of departure. they want hosni mubarak to leave immediately. president obama says the transition process must begin now. >> the transition must initiate a process that respects the interests of rights of the egyptian people and leads to free and fair elections. >> the bios is talks are underway with officials at all levels of the egyptian government -- the white house says talks are under way. >> the government must take concrete steps. >> the steps could include mubarak leaving office immediately and handing over power to an interim government backed by the military. some analysts say the obama administration has been careful to support the pro-democracy demonstrators without directly calling for president mubarak's ouster. >> i think we will not be remembered in
and the eventual lift of egypt's emergency law. back here in the u.s., president obama sad s.a.t. down with fox news host bill o'reilly for a one-on-one interview. >> mr. obama says even though he doesn't know what egyptian president hosni mubarak plans to do, country is not going to be the same. >> egypt is not going to go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. they want free and fair elections. they wasn't representative government. they want a responsive government. what we've said is you have to start a transition now. >> reporter: president obama also said it is important not to say that our only two options are the muslim brotherhood or to suppress the egyptian people. >>> checking out top stories, 15 people rounded up in a prostitution bust in the district. this happened saturday after police serveed a warrant on an apartment building in the 3100 block of georgia avenue northwest. two people were charged with operating a house of prostitution. another 13 face either solicitation or profit tuesday charges. owner of the building tells fox 5 he never saw anything unusual or
copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: president obama speaking yesterday at the white house weighing in on the situation in egypt. welcome to "washington journal" this february 2, 2011. the latest news from the associated press says the egyptian military is calling for an end to more than a week of demonstrations demanding that mubarak step down immediately after nearly 30 years in power. last night the president of egypt says he would not seek office again but fell short of protesters hope that he will step down. looking at coverage at how editorial boards and pundits are waiting and, "usa today" has this to say. our question for you this egypt headedis toward democracy? the phone numbers to call -- we all -- also have a phone line set up for -- shin-americans. 628-0184. and you can email us. let us take a look at what "usa today" has to say about what is happening in the egypt. do you think egypt is truly heading toward democracy? fort wayne, indiana, on the republican line. caller: egypt to democracy -- like the democracy jimmy carter helped set up in iran in the 1970's.
: good morning, and welcome to "washington journal" on this monday, february 7, 2011. president obama will -- the chamber of commerce today for the first time as commander in chief. we will carry that live this morning on c-span at 11:30 a.m. our question to start "washington journal" -- should president obama court of the business community? the numbers to call -- let's take a look at a peace in "usa today" talking about the president's address at the chamber of commerce. obama faces business leaders. host: should the president of the business community? matt, caller from manhattan. what do you think the president should do here? caller: i think he ought to stand up to the business community once and for all. big business, corporations, don't pay taxes. corporations write their own regulations. the regulation is there should be no regulation. they are masters at obtaining what they once a through the government'. and if president obama had any hutzpah backbone, he would be in their face and represent the individual taxpayer. again, thank you for c-span. host: caller from illinois. we
tonight. >>> also tonight, if you thought the battle over president obama's birth certificate was over, you haven't been paying attention. new state legislation, tonight a montana lawmaker says fe has no idea if president obama was born in america. >>> trying to keep iran's oppressive rulers honest as they try to crush their uprising at home. we begin with the brutal crackdown in iran and the courage of a protester speaking out. a voice the government of iran wants to silence. a voice belonging to a young woman who is risking her life tonight to get her message out to you. we're calling her sarah. her fellow pro-tess sors have been arrested. at least one is dead, shot by iranian government agents, shot by a government that is as brutal as hypocritical. if you what about to see what the iranian government is like, what its parliament is like, take a look at this. they're chanting death to two main opposition leaders in iran. that is the iranian parliament chanting for the death of two iranians, baying for blood. can you imagine american lawmakers doing that, being led in their chants by
. president obama planning to release a spending plan on education, research, the proposal setting the stage for a showdown between the obama administration and house republicans. budget committee chairman paul ryan appearing this morning on fox news sunday saying the g.o.p. will not be stepping down. >> congress right now wants to bring spending down below where president obama wants to take it and we're going to have to negotiate. >> all of this as republicans are fighting to cut 100 billion dollars out of the current budget. our steve centanni is live in washington, steve. >> harris, jumping on the budget cutting band wagon president obama unveiled a 2012 budget that aims to reduce the budget 1.1 trillion dollars over a decade. now, in spite of a wide range of cuts, some republicans worry about the president's plan for new spending on education, infrastructure, and high technology. >> if he's talking about coming and having new spending, the so-called investment that's not where we're going. the great debate in congress, which is refreshing, debating how much to decrease spending, not inc
of the union address, president obama only pointed out one program he was going to cut. that was the community action programs. if i understand it thashgsz the program that helps low income people in the country. there are more poor people right now than ever in america. i don't understand why tax cuts for the rich go so smoothly. and the president cuts for poor people. thank you. >> jacob luie points out that the president makes tough choices. >> on the independent line, how deep should the budget cuts go? caller: pretty deep. i agree with reagan's old budget consider direct or the tax cuts are silly too. he said we have to increase taxes. it is not going to be able to get us where we want to go. leif: give us a call. or join on line at twitter domenici/c-span wj or send us an email throughout the morning. a caller from niceville, georgia. good morning. this country became very rich and wealthy on the back of the poor and slafs. this problem we have now is again being paid by the poor. it is going back to the sim way it has always been. i am not born here but i am an american. accept it has
for the program nationally and locally? those are espoused by ice and the obama administration and those that have been publicly stated by participating state and local levels of government. third, how is the -- how has the program implemented originally or sense the 2009 program revisions by the obama administration? how strong is program oversight and supervision? the u.s. and general government accountability office and dhs office of inspector general have been highly critical in recent reports and we want to see how this was working in practice in our 7-study sites. are the costs, benefits, and community benefits? these are difficult to quantify we do provide the qualitative evidence around these impacts as well as an affirmation more quantitated. finally, we make recommendations for improving the program. there are basically two major framing issues around our findings that i would like you to keep in mind during this presentation. the first of these is on the level of targeting. this has changed somewhat over the course of the program's history. ship date 287-g program focus on people that t
"washington journal" is next. . . host: we want to get your thoughts this morning on the obama administration's approach to egypt, what they have done and what they have said so far. the phone numbers are on the screen for you. we have a fourth line for egyptians living in the united states. before we get to your phone calls and hear more from the white house, jim michaels joined us on the phone. jim michaels, "usa today" military writer and he is in egypt. mr. michaels, can you set the scene for us? what is it like? guest: it is a massive protest. what has been remarkable over the past couple of days is just the fact that both sides, despite the tension and the numbers of people and all the risks, both the army and the people protesting have avoided, until now, any confrontation or violence. there are thousands of people pouring into tahrir square. the chanting is going on. it's almost like a festival atmosphere. some people have their faces painted with the egyptian national colors. people are bringing kids in some cases. there's a lot of chanting going on. there's a couple effigies of muba
with mubarak's half sometimes. just a few minutes ago president obama said he spoke with mubarak. let's listen. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. >> that's what he said on television. earlier today president obama effectively pulled american support. telling mubarak he can't hold power until september. >>> we have the story covered from all the bases in cairo, washington and here in new york. plus the charge of judicial activism, conservatives go hoarse be criticizing activist judges. that's what they call liberals. they can't get enough of the ruling of the health care law. from a judge appointed by reagan. we'll dig into that hot story. we begin with nbc news correspondent, ron allen. i guess i'm trying to figure this out. did we tell mubarak he has to leave now, next week, two months from now? what was our message through frank wisner, the old egyptian hand yesterday? >> reporter: it's unclear to me too, chris. i think there was a message that was pretty f
some because late 2009 into early 2010 as obama's numbers were taking across-the-board on all the issues. one issue, barack obama had a plurality of support and approval on terrorism and national security. the question is this why did this politics happen when the reality everyone seems to be otherwise to answer that we have pat caddell and john mclaughlin. >> hi am not trusting with anything mechanical. >> you are setting me up for the fall. >> watching what is happening in egypt this could not be a more perfect panel. watching president obama reminds me of charlie brown and the football. every time you think he is gone he is back. the point joel just made that is important to discuss, we are here on behalf of secure america now organization when you go to their web site, in the same spirit of my friend richard dreyfuss who are am happy to see here. we are stunned by a lot of people for being here but the idea of this group is a grassroots to new group and grass-roots effort to developed -- to secure america, input into our political discourse the point joel just made. 9% of
about the transition beginning now, can you explain how this situation moves from president obama talking about change now, and president mubarak talking about change in september? is president obama powerless to estimate that at the next -- to make that happen? >> let's be clear as these are fluid and dynamic events. what we have seen happen over the last few days are events that many people have not seen -- nobody has seen in their lifetime. i think you heard the president last night pretty clearly. i am certainly here to say that the conversation that the president had with president mubarak was direct, it was frank, it was candid, and without getting into exactly what was said, i think the message that the president delivered clearly to president mubarak was that the time for change had come to. >> i'm trying to get the core question of what this president can do about that. >> i think changing all of these instances -- what we have seen transpire has been over the course of many days and has taken place as a result of change that has needed to happen from within the country.
and they are not happy with mubarak's half steps. shortly before mubarak spoke president obama effectively pulled american support. that message was conveyed by an old egypt hand frank wisner that told mubarak if he wants to stay in office he can't hold on until september. we got this story covered from all the bases in cairo, washington and here in new york. plus the charge of judicial activism, conservatives go hoarse be criticizing activist judges. they can't get enough of the ruling of the health care law. we'll dig into that hot story. we begin latest on the cry since egypt. nbc news correspondent, ron allen. i'm trying to figure this out. did we tell mubarak he has to leave now, next week, two months from now? what was our message through frank wisner, the old egyptian hand yesterday? >> reporter: it's unclear to me too, chris. i think the last message that was pretty firm that your time is up and we have to figure out how to end this. i can tell you that the message out on the streets is also a bit muddled. we just got back from liberation square where there's still perhaps tens of thousan
. charlotte has to do with politics. president obama won that state narrowly in twit. 54 trs to 90%. democrats like what they are able to do in their 2008 convention in denver. use that as a tool to win the state of colorado, which they did in 2008. they'll try to end up having repeat that magic come 2012. of course, it won't be easy. north carolina is a state that usually votes republican. it voted democratic in 2008. certainly news that democrats are excited about. republicans will be holding their convention in tampa, florida. back to you, chris. >> thank you very much. republicans are cheering a judge's ruling that president obama's new health care law is unconstitutional. roger vincent decided congress, "overstepped by forcing all americans to buy health insurance." the white house calls the ruling judicial overreach and the justice department will appeal. what does that mean for you? richard lui is here with those details. >> at risk changes that are already in effect. if the law was halted nationally, you would not get a $250 drug cost rebate that is already in effect. expanded coverage
, michigan, an arab- american. your perspective? >> i have watched the news very diligently. barack obama has a very high approval rating internationally. and there is a large cast in the cia. by friends and i feel that this is an effort by the obama administration and the cia. that they are behind these uprisings. i am very happy and have confidence in the days event and what he is doing. i know that this whole episode is an effort to free middle eastern dictatorship. we are very happy here. dinky. -- thank you. host: where are you from, originally? caller: arabia. host: rachel is a democrat from beaufort, south carolina. good morning. caller: good morning. how are you? host: i am all right. caller: we went into iraq and killed 4000 and lost 4000 of our people. with my children were there. we killed over 100,000 people in that country. now, here we go again. you have got people sleeping outdoors. you have not even clean up new orleans. but let's go and do some more killing. the united states lies in their hands are dripping in blood. i pray that we change and leave people alone. post of febr
officials to continue working in their current position. president obama is deploying his military senior adviser to meet with middle east key allies. meanwhile, ripples across the revolution are being felt across the world. in algeria, officials arrested protesters. >>> cairo's tahrir square is being flooded with protesters today. ron allen is live for us in cairo. ron, it has to be noted here, you know, mega kudos to you and the way you've covered this and been out in the square and -- no, honestly, our nbc news team has been phenomenal. you've been a cornerstone of that. i know an embarrassing congratulations, but we really appreciate it. on the heels of that, give me this story in egypt today. >> thanks for that, alex. i'm just the face of a great team of people here who have been in the trenches for a long time, particularly the folks here who live and work in this part of the world and do this day in and day out when it's not a media event. as one person put it, the protesters are now ordinary people armed with brooms who are cleaning up the square. symbolically and practically. pra
obama awarded the medal of freedom to 15 people including gene kennedy smith, sam musial, yo yo ma and former president george h.w. bush. >> with the steady diplomatic hand of president bush that made impossible an achievement once thought impossible. ending the cold war without firing a shot. >> the medal of freedom is the nation's highest for a civilian. mr. bush cited over 70 years of public service. that's one of the things he talked about, he started that service in world war ii. those are your headlines. >> congratulations to everybody. >> congressional lawmakers breaking out the red pens this morning proposing major changes to the president's new budget proposal. peter doocy is live in washington with the latest. peter? >> brian, that's right. even though congress is still trying to figure out how to fund the government for the rest of 2011, president obama has sent his man from the white house office of management and budget, jack lew over to capitol hill to defend his suggested budget for 2012 and that's a perfecty tall order because so many in congress especially the ne
-on-one with president obama. >> they touched on the recent crisis in egypt and o'reilly even took aim at the president's popularity. sarah simmons joins us with more on the interview. >> reporter: good morning. it was a very different face- off before the game and a lot of people watched it as fox commentator bill o'reilly sat down with a live interview with premier and he had some very pointed questions for him. president barack obama and fox's bill o'reilly one on one. the live pre-super bowl interview touching on a number of topics including the ongoing unrest in egypt. president obama saying even though he doesn't know what hosni mubarak plans to do, country will not be the same. >> egypt will not go back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. they want free and fair elections. they want a representative government. they want a responsive government. what we've said is you have to start a transition now. >> reporter: on the matter of health care reform, president obama sounded off on a recent ruling by a federal judge in florida declaring the bill he signed into law last year unconstitu
to the ongoing demonstrations. president obama is also calling secretary of state hillary clinton and other top security advisers to the white house for a meeting on egypt this afternoon. today, large groups of protesters descended on central locations as part of the march of millions to demand the resignation of egyptian president, hosni mubarak. >>> and charlotte, north carolina, will host the 2012 democratic national convention. the city beat out cleveland, st. louis and minneapolis. it will be the first southern convention since 1988 in atlanta. 2008 was in denver. president obama carried north carolina in the 2008 election but by a slim margin. the 2012 republican convention will be in tampa, florida. >>> the white house is riding the fence on egypt but that hasn't stopped others in the democratic party from jumping into the fray with both feet. will they force president obama's hand? ed henry has the inside scoop coming up on the other side of the break. stay with us. ♪ [ male announcer ] you like who you are... the man you've become. and you learned something along the way. about the w
you for those observations. i enjoyed that very much. >> president barak obama set congress a $3 trillion budget today. it calls for $1 trillion in savings over the next decade with tax increases. he explains what's in the budget and what's getting cut. that's coming up in 15 minutes here on c-span2. in the meantime, looking at president obama's at a middle school in baltimore talking about the budget plan. this is about 10 minutes. >> well, good morning, everybody. i am here at parkville middle school and center of technology outside of baltimore with secretary arnie duncan and jack lou. we are unvailing the budget, and doing so for a reason. i want to thank principal buddy parker for showing us around and as well as the 8th grade science teacher who we just visited with in her classroom. over the last few weeks, i've traveled the country talking about what we need to do to win the future, talked about the need to invest in innovation so that the next big idea is discovered here in the united states of america. i've talked about the need to invest in high speed rail and high-spe
, the obama administration has suspended some high level contact wes pakistan and may downgrade the status of an upcoming diplomatic meeting. u.s. officials say it's an attempt to pressure pakistan to release an american diplomate. washington insists the man has diplomatic immunity and shot the pakistanis in self-defense as they tried to rob him at gun point. >>> first lady michelle obama confirms the president has given up his decades long smoking habit saying, quote, it's been almost a year since he lit up. layer today, mrs. obama will be on the "today" show with her campaign to end childhood obesity. >>> cell phone video shows the terrifying moment when a vehicle crashed with a truck. judging by the impact, officials say it's incredible no one was killed. >>> and a new poll weighs in on what super power most americans would love to have. topping the list are time travel and mind reading. flying came in third followed by the ability to telepost and be invisible. i'll pick all of them. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,233 after
. >> as the administration works with egypt leaders, a new york report says that saudi arabia's king warned president obama in a phone call last month not to humiliate mubarak publicly. >>> after meeting with president obama and vice president joe biden for lunch at the white house yesterday the top three republicans in the house are now saying they thing they can come together with the administration on spending, trade çdeals, and the economy. we shall see. they were vague about specifics, but john boehner says the nature of the meeting was promising. >> i think it's clear that the president wants to find common ground with us. there are areas we're going to disagree about, but i think all of us know there are some issues that we can work on together. and whether it's education, whether it's tax policy, whether it's trade or even cutting spending, i think we can find common ground and show the american people that we're able to work together. >> we did have a fairly robust conversation about the need for all of us to work together to send a signal that we're serious about cutting spending. we had agreem
. >>> the obama administration announced that a $53 billion plan to build a network of high-speed trains across the u.s. in fact, it's already made obama to win the election of 1836. >>> tonight he welcomes in jennifer aniston and piers morgan. that's "late night with jimmy fallon" on your local nbc station. >>> and it's time now for your "first look" at entertainment news. lindsay lohan was arraigned and then the judge who won't be giving her the star treatment. moments after she entered the guilty tree, the judge warned her the seriousness of the charge. he said you're no different than anyone else, so don't push your luck. if she's accused of breaking the law while free, he will have her held without bail. >>> elsewhere, thought of as a relatively happy couple in show business, yesterday ashlee simpson and pete wentz announced they're splitting up after less than three years of marriage. >>> three months into their marriage, katie perry is asking friends if they have recommendations for a therapist> reputation. jie think you can score with the evil stepmother. >> she can sell it. she's been
obama doing enough to back unions, the democrats' bread and butter? 2007 he said if the union was ever out on -- had issues, i'd be the first one out there on the picket lines with them. he hasn't been out there. >> no, he hasn't been out there. and, in fact, don, let's take the first question first. the fact republicans, republican governors are taking a hard line on spending in the states, we're seeing republicans taking a hard line in washington d.c., that is absolutely helping with their base. what their base is going to want though, don, is that they continue to keep this hard line all the way through 2011 through 2012. that will help them on election day. at the same time, what democrats need to do is continue keep on fighting. president obama did make that comment. he made it in south carolina when he was running for president. i will tell you he got a little bit of cover today from major union head on one of the sunday shows, however, i will tell you activists are very frustrated. they don't think he's doing enough. they want to see him up in wisconsin. that's unlikely to happe
'll get rid of you? what is their father thinking right now? and how will he respond to president obama's call for him to leave right away? and what will it all mean for your security? your gas tank? your life? >>> and closer to home, states of emergency. a crisis that hits all of us. where have the jobs gone? we'll ask four cash-strapped governors. do they have a plan to save your house? your schools? your pensions? a special edition of "this week" live from libya starts right now. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. from the heart of gadhafi's strong hold, the libyan capital, tripoli. we're among a small group of journalists who have been invited in. as the gadhafi regime tries to put its stamp now on the unfolding story here. as we try to sort fact from fiction, sometimes fact is so much stranger. who could possibly invent the rants and ravings of leader like the colonel? the defecting air force pilots? the libyan diplomats bursting into tears at the united nations? as they take a stand against their leader of 41 years. the tough new sanctions and gadhaf
ban, one michelle obama will not let her daughter's use these social networking site. daughter's use these social networking site. >> and monster storm in the >>> and fbi agent is under investigation for a crash that killed a teenager. he was speeding and drinking when he hit and killed a teenager monday night. the boy was driving home from playing basketball when the agent hit his vehicle head-on. police have not name the agent because he has not been charged. >>> virginia is the first -- virginias first african- american chief justice has died. he began serving on the court in 1989 and stopped serving last month. he was in norfolk native -- a norfolk native. he was 55-years old. >>> first lady michelle obama revealed his daughters are not using facebook. she explained she is not a fan of children using facebook. however she said she might allow her first daughter is to join when they are older. >> still to come, major storm. nearly two dozen states are being affected by the latest weather system. >> we are expecting some light snow in our region. >> what a great night for college b
cuts to several domestic agencies. one provision boat -- bloc's money to fund president obama as health care law. they are under a tight deadline. it expires on march 4. president obama will also have to sign off on the funding bill, too. >>> eric holder will testify in a murder trial of a prominent d.c. attorney. he has been summoned by the defense team for the three men suspected in connection with the debt. they worked for the same law firm at the time he was found murdered in his home in 2006. they were called persons of interest in the case, but the trio was acquitted. no one has ever been charged in the murder. >>> brandon banks is out of the hospital after being stabbed. his agent says he was released from a virginia hospital this evening. a team to help his long hill has been removed. -- a tube to help his long the deal has been removed. >>> if frightening incident at a popular metro station today. what of the escalators collapsed during the morning commute. it happened at the foggy bottom metro stop. the collapse left a gaping hole in the escalator, but no passengers suffered i
sanctions on the leader, his family, and close allies. president obama said the dictator should step down after two weeks the bloodshed on libyan streets. >> the draft resolution has been adopted. >> a unanimous vote on saturday night by the u.n. security council sent a strong message to muammar gaddafi. >> when atrocities are committed against in a sense, we must speak with one voice. today, it has. >> after a series of emergency meetings on saturday, all 60 members voted for stiff sanctions against gaddafi. the decisive move follows two weeks of violence. >> the international community will not tolerate violence of any sort. >> the council also agreed to refer the regime's deadly crackdown on protesters to a international court. the actions by the united nations, just hours after the white house issued a statement. president obama said, "when a leader's only means of staying in power is to use violence against his own people, he has lost the legitimacy to role and must leave now." after stern words from the u.s. and international community, the world waits to see out gaddafi response. >
obama's press secretary robert gibbs says that the president told mubarak that his people, the egyptians are not going to be satisfied waiting too much longer for elections and secretary of state hillary clinton said basically the same thing to the new egyptian v.p. omar suleiman that the transition needs to begin now. state department made it clear yesterday they do not have a horse in the race for who will take over in egypt. listen. >> this is not our process. this is not our list. we do not have a favorite candidate or candidates. we are not going to anoint any successor to president mubarak. these are decisions to be made by the egyptian people as part of a transition that occurs in egypt. our point is this transition, this process to fundamental change needs to begin now. >> and chairman of the joint chiefs, admiral mike mullin spoke with his egyptian counterpart yesterday and said that he hopes their military can keep things under control. we also heard from the leaders of some other powerful countries yesterday, france, germany, britain, italy and spain said in a joint statement
president obama's comments after a conversation with hosni mubarak. we want to show you some new video we just got in of an apparent attack in alexandria, a fight between pro mubarak supporters and anti-mubarak demonstrators who had been in the square. the anti-mubarak demonstrators who are part of this million man march they called it throughout alexandria and in cairo, they said they were actually attacked by pro mubarak demonstrators and then called in the military. here's the video we just got. the immediate reaction to mubarak down in the square. >> translator: may god protect the homeland and peace be upon you and blessings. >> people outraged. some took off their shoes and waved the soles of the picture on the big screen tv. after the speech, president obama spoke for about half hour with president mubarak. shortly after that, he praised the military's restraint, the protestor's aspirations and conduct and urged president mubarak not to try to hang on to power until september. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition
the government through september. this bill comes at $100 billion less than president obama wanted for fiscal year 2011 and the final passage wound up with 67 amendments which was down from 583 amendments brady bill passed her to a 35-189. past 235-189. for our first 45 months, we want to get your thoughts on the passage of the spending bill -- for our first 45 minutes, we want to get your thoughts on the passage of the spending bill and its future as it goes to the senate. this is in low of having the government shut down on march 4 reco4. host: these are the numbers if you want to contribute. send us an e-mail at and you can also use a twister. " the washington post"has a breakdown of the amendment. just to give you a flavor of things that were considered, here is a breakdown. lots of amendments on health care and lots of amendments on environmental issues, as well. one thing that was written about this morning in "the new york times," is the personal nature of the cuts. with some of that in mind, we will also take go look at some of the debate last night between legislato
, and our relationship with him. so i think, you know, we're walking... i think the obama administration has it correct here. i think they understand from the get-go they've understood exactly what our goals are. wu we also have other interests. we need to be sensitive to them. egypt was a critical player in the peace process of the middle east. we don't want a catastrophic failure of prevention on the gaza strip and on the border with egypt. we don't want radical movement of one kind or another to fill any vacuum. we don't want to send a message to friends that we don't understand those kinds of sensitivities. so i think the key here has been to make clear that we understand and are sympathetic to and supportive of the aspirations of the people of egypt, that we know there's a need for change. but to make it responsible change. change that can be affected with accountability and transparency and ultimately hopefully with an outcome that permits the aspirations the people are expressing in the street to actually be fulfilled, to be worked on, to be advanced. that's the key here. and it's a t
a good number of governors, members of congress, who did not want president obama with them on the campaign trail last fall. you know that quite well. a little straight talk. if you're a governor in a place like kentucky, do you want president obama with you on the campaign trip? >> i sure wanted him in maryland. and every governor will make their own decisions strategically, tackically. the president was a tremendous help to us in maryland. his organization was a tremendous help to us. so every governor will make that decision. i think what all of us didn't want from the president, and i think democrats and republicans alike, is for him to be succes successful in getting our economy moving again and creating jobs. >> governor perry, you're chairman of the r.g.a. look into the future a minute. what is going to be the impact of having president obama on the ballot in 2012? >> i happen to think you're going to see a continuation of what occurred in november of win to 2010. >> why? >> and that is that individuals and individuals back in the states truly believe that the massive
. he served as an adviser on middle eastern issue to president obama during his middle eastern campaign. dr. yoram peri is the director of the new institute for israel studies at the university of maryland. he is also a former political adviser to the late israeli prime minister and former head of the institute for politics and society at televisa university. -- at tel aviv university. we will begin with dr. yoram peri. thank you. >> thank you very much. to say that a new chapter has started in the middle east would be the most banal cliche ever made. the status of our discussion is to talk about israel but it would be a mistake not to put it in the wider framework. there are very many questions. at least four questions that have been opened. the future of israel within the middle east depends on these questions. for four millennia egypt was the leadg power in the region and [unintelligible] terrorism and even to modern cinema and the peace with israel. the question is what half will egypt take? will they continue to be a leader or withdraw into domestic issues and more introspective ap
in the u.s. >> president obama had been briefed prior to the arrest late wednesday. >> he was informed that the arrest was coming. >> he is scheduled to make his first federal court appearance friday morning in lubbock. and faces a life sentence if convicted of attempting to use a web of mass destruction. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> police right now are searching for the driver who hit a man in southeast washington, then took off. it happened in the 2600 block of bowen road around 10:00 last night. the victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. police haven't released a description of the vehicle involved. >>> maryland's state senate is expected to vote shortly on whether to legalize same-sex marriage. the senate advanced the legislation yesterday after several hours of debate. right now, lawmakers are on a break. the senate plans to reconvene at 5:30 tonight to take up this issue again. if the bill passes today, it would then be up to the house of delegates to decide whether to send the bill to governor o'malley. he has said he would sign the legislation into law if it r
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